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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 470 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$330 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $230 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.25M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

5,720

2014

5,789

2015

5,619

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
RENVELA 608

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

10 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
CALCIUM ACETATE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
SENSIPAR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 49
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

12 14
LEVOFLOXACIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

A 13 54
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 6
OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
METOLAZONE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
VELTASSA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18 119
VOLTAREN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 134
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 100
AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 22 131
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 55
MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 168
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 50
SIMVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 35
FOSRENOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 117
LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 40
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.